What Ignoring Him Means

“Turn to the Lord before it’s too late. Call out to Him while He is still ready to help you. Let the one who is evil stop doing evil things. And let him quit thinking evil thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord. The Lord will show him his tender love. Let him turn to our God. He is always ready to forgive.” – Isaiah 55:6-7 
Is God speaking to you? Has He made it clear what His will is for your life? When God gives us a purpose, He is doing so for our best interest. God knows best. But sometimes, we think we know better.

So, we decide to ignore God’s call. But have you ever thought about the consequences of ignoring God? Sure, you’ve thought in the moment about your reasons for not obeying God. But have you thought about what comes with that down the road?
When you ignore God, you are no longer under God’s protection. This doesn’t mean that something bad will happen to you. But it does mean that you might fail. It means that God doesn’t assume responsibility for your success and well-being.

When you ignore God, you pay the price. Every action has consequences. When you decide to disobey God, you will pay for it. And the thing about consequences is that they usually last longer than the actual sin. Choosing the wrong partner, taking the wrong job, picking up the wrong habit, these consequences aren’t always for a short stint. They can have long-lasting implications.
And when you ignore God, you are always left with regret. Regret is a dangerous thing. Because the problem with regret is, you can’t go back and change it. What’s done is done. You already ignored God. You are already in the midst of the consequences. You can’t change it now. Don’t be left wondering, “What if I had just obeyed?”

Listen, you might think you know everything right now. You might think that your way is better than God’s. It isn’t. But even if you weigh your decision against God’s will, don’t just think in the short term. Think about what ignoring Him actually means, not just for now, but in the long run.
Is it still worth it to do things your way?  

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